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Rosewood Hotel Group has appointed Achim Lenders senior vice president of operations, Americas and Europe. In this role, Lenders will provide support, guidance and direction to the operational teams of Rosewood properties in those regions.

Lenders joins Rosewood Hotel Group with over 30 years of experience in food and beverage and operations in the luxury sector. Most recently, he served as Starwood’s global vice president of food and beverage, where he drove the implementation of best-in-class practices across their luxury brands.  Born and raised in Germany, Achim received his culinary training and degree before launching his career in the hospitality world in this region where he worked in a number of restaurants.  In 1988, Lenders joined Hyatt as chef de cuisine in Australia. After holding various executive chef positions for Hyatt properties in Brazil, China, Japan, and the Philippines, Lenders joined Hyatt’s corporate team in 2004 as director of food and beverage. He then assumed various senior management positions, including senior vice president, global food & beverage, before joining Starwood in 2014.

“Achim’s international background and breadth of experience make him a valuable addition to Rosewood Hotel Group, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our team” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. “With a thorough understanding of virtually every level of culinary and operational execution, Achim’s unique perspective will help to facilitate an unparalleled guest experience as we continue to grow and expand the Rosewood brand.”

About Rosewood Hotel Group

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts® manages 18 one-of-a-kind luxury properties in 11 countries, with 17 new hotels under development.  Each Rosewood hotel embraces the brand’s A Sense of Place® philosophy to reflect the individual location’s history, culture and sensibilities.  The Rosewood collection includes some of the world’s most legendary hotels and resorts, including The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel in New York, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas and Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel in Paris, as well as new classics such as Rosewood Beijing.  Rosewood Hotels & Resorts targets to double its number of hotels in operation by 2020.

Contact: Charlotte Goodman / 646 654 3413

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